Retail effort had downtown Albany popping

Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014
If you missed Pop-Place in downtown Albany this month, you may get another chance to check it out.

Lost and found: Russo’s game, confidence have returned

Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014
Game back on track.

Chrome doesn’t lose luster

Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014
Won Kentucky Derby, Preakness.

A lot of talk, but no action

Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014
Roger Goodell delivered on Friday.
I wasn’t expecting him to express any genuine concern for the welfare of women and children at the hands of abusers, which should’ve been the most important message to come out of this whole puppet show.
Nor was I expecting him to resign as NFL commissioner.
Check, and check.

A century ago, Amsterdam walked the walk

Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014
Competitive walking was the rage over 100 years ago, and one of America’s top marathon walkers visited Amsterdam several times.

Open space plan has alluring targets

Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014
The state’s new draft Open Space Conservation Plan calls for protecting Wolf Hollow/Hoffman’s Notch in West Glenville, expanding the Albany Pine Bush and keeping up the push to acquire Follensby Pond in the Adirondacks.

Burton keeps adjusting to keep NEST viable

Friday, Sept. 19, 2014
When Jim Burton moved to the Capital Region from Michigan four years ago, he had big ideas on how to put together a new tournament for seniors.
Since then, he’s had to adjust his expectations, but his New Era Senior Tournaments are still going strong.
Summer lingers with 3 outdoor festivals

Summer lingers with 3 outdoor festivals

Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014
Outdoor shows are still going on; there are three this weekend. Besides LarkFest on Saturday, FreshGrass Bluegrass Festival 2014 returns to MASS MoCA from Friday through Sunday, and the new American Music Festival for the Lake hits Lake George on Saturday and Sunday.

Hedge fund seeks control of restaurant company

Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014
You know you’ve got a problem when a disgruntled investor releases a 294-page report that criticizes every aspect of your restaurant operations, right down to how many breadsticks you put on the table and how tasty they are.

Coming up empty-handed on bear hunt

Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014
Spirits were high when Peck’s Lake hunters Albert Peck, his grandson, Clarence Chamberlain, and I headed out for our long-awaited trip to Lugdon Lodge outfitters, at Eagle Lake in northern Maine, just 15 miles from New Brunswick, Canada.

White cycling under the radar

Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014
Duanesburg High School student

This comeback 'fantastic'

Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014
Teri Gallucci was up in the bleachers on Sept. 5 and heard the gasps around her, from people who had never seen her 6-foot-4 son pushed back like this. Glenn Gallucci was down on the sideline and admitted to “more than a tear or two.” Their son Dante was the one out on the field who got blasted back onto his can. “Fantastic,” the grinning Schalmont High junior said on Friday, a week after he got in a football game for the first time since he was a freshman.

Shift saved Haggerty tournament

Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014
Second-year Schenectady Municipal Golf Course head pro Matt Daley learned much about the game from the late Bob Haggerty Jr., who spent 37 years in the same position. That’s one of the reasons Daley shifted the Haggerty Two-Man Classic from June, when extremely wet conditions affected entries, to this weekend in order to save the tournament.

Ravens fans are ignoring the facts

Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014
What’s in a shirt?
More precisely, what’s in an NFL jersey?
Usually what’s in there is simply a person rooting for their team, and what’s in a name on the back is allegiance to a favorite player.

Storming Fort Fisher during the Civil War

Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014
Bruce Anderson, an African American man buried in Amsterdam, fought alongside a Canajoharie white man, Zachariah C. Neahr, in a daring mission during the second battle of Fort Fisher, North Carolina near the end of the Civil War.

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